Me and my family are in southeast Michigan. I have been looking into getting chickens for about a year or 2. We have the site picked out and fence up. WE have the lumber we need. We need to fill in some low spots and build but we are still waiting for the weather to break. Any suggestions on hatcheries to use? I don't want a big flock kinda small 10-15 chicks. Is it wise to order chicks for this March even though the coop is not done? We also have 2 inside dogs. What should I do early on to keep them away from the chickens? I plan on free ranging during the day but the not freezing months.